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An out of Court settlement was agreed with the MoD for a Corporal in the Royal Marines who sustained a military injury while on exercise in Ghana.
He was taking part in jungle training with the Brigade RECCE Team. One of the team's tasks that day was to abseil down a rope from a Sea King helicopter before carrying out a patrol. At the time of the incident it was raining and there were high winds. The helicopter was hovering at approximately 200 feet when the load master told our client it was safe to exit the helicopter and abseil down the rope. However, the load master failed to check that the brake man was holding the rope and was in the correct position on the ground.
As a result, our client was not able to slow his descent on the rope and fell approximately 15 feet. He sustained a major whiplash injury to his neck and, although not medically discharged from the Service, he requires ongoing physiotherapy treatment on his neck.
Our military injuries team helped the man to make a compensation claim. The MoD admitted liability and the compensation settlement for this military accident represents the pain and suffering of our client.
If you've been injured in a Military Training Accident you might be entitled to claim Military Compensation.
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